Jamie Hartman, Intern Therapist
Jamie Hartman joins The Center for Growth for a one-year internship, marking the beginning of her second career. She brings nearly 20 years of professional business experience to her counseling practice, having worked at senior levels in advertising and marketing in New York City, while also serving in the non-profit sector on the board of Make-A-Wish Foundation for Philadelphia & Susquehanna Valley. Her experience leading multifaceted and diverse teams for top-tier clients, like Burger King, Merck, Colgate-Palmolive, and American Red Cross, give her a unique perspective when it comes to understanding human behavior and psychology.
Jamie’s own personal experiences reflect the pressures of every day life and the struggles so many clients face today. She has been married for 18 years, while managing a career, getting her Master’s degree, contributing to the community, and raising two teenage children. These on-going, everyday life challenges parallel extraordinarily well with Jamie’s holistic approach to therapy and her study of systems theory at The College of New Jersey. Jamie’s therapeutic style is grounded in systems theory – a multidisciplinary understanding of clients on an individual level, but also examines how an individual functions in intimate and social relationships, and importantly, how current behavior is informed by the functionality of one’s family of origin. Jamie also believes that our physical health and wellness is fundamental to understanding and developing when working toward being our individual best and for others in our lives. This all-inclusive approach lends well to providing practical, real-life, actionable solutions, as they are mined from her personal and professional history and interests.
Jamie’s own experiences when it comes to juggling marriage, work, family, and personal interests, give her an effective and robust perspective to help individual clients and couples facing a multitude of issues. Her areas of interest include, but are not limited to, helping individuals, couples, or families with: pre-marital counseling, restructuring ineffective communication patterns, working through infidelity, becoming new parents and adjusting to a new normal, helping parents manage through difficult life transitions from having infants to toddlers to teenagers to young adults, developing skills to manage financial challenges, redefining career aspirations and goals, assisting parents in establishing boundaries for children, entering the empty nest phase of life, and blended family issues.
Jamie will graduate in May 2019 with a Master of Arts in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling and Therapy from The College of New Jersey. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University